Daily News Wrap-Up_ China Adds 1.3 GW of Residential Solar Capacity in October 2020

Daily News Wrap-Up: China Adds 1.3 GW of Residential Solar Capacity in October 2020

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: China has installed 1.3 GW of residential solar capacity in October 2020, according to the latest data ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
LONGi, Jinko, Adani_ India's Largest Solar Module Suppliers in First Half of 2020

LONGi, Jinko, Adani: India’s Largest Solar Module Suppliers in First Half of 2020

LONGi Solar, Jinko Solar, and Adani emerged as the top three solar modules suppliers in India in the first half (1H) of the calendar year (CY) 2020. According to Mercom's ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
These Transparent Solar Cells Can Generate Power Under Low-Light Conditions

These Transparent Solar Cells Can Generate Power Under Low-Light Conditions

Researchers at the Incheon National University claimed that they have designed a transparent solar cell that can generate power even under low-light conditions. The researchers explained that traditional solar cells, ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Develop a Process to Control Instability in Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers Develop a Process to Control Instability in Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of researchers from the Australian Research Council Center of Excellence in Exciton Science claimed that they have developed a process that can help enhance the commercial use of ...
/ / Solar, Technology
President Trump Goes After Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules, Wants 18% Duty

President Trump Goes After Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules, Wants 18% Duty

President of the United States, Donald Trump, has signed a proclamation emphasizing his support to revoke the exclusion of several imported bifacial solar panels from safeguard duty imposition. The President ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Researchers Develop a Process to Enhance Efficiency of Hot-Carrier Solar Cells

Researchers Develop a Process to Enhance Efficiency of Hot-Carrier Solar Cells

A team of researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee claimed that they had developed a process to slow phonos - the waves that ...
/ / Solar, Technology
This New Dispensing Technology Promises Higher Electricity Yield from Silicon Solar Cells

This New Dispensing Technology Promises Higher Electricity Yield from Silicon Solar Cells

HighLine Technology GmbH, a spin-off of Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System ISE, claimed that it has developed a new dispensing technology, which enhances the electricity yield of silicon solar ...
/ / Solar, Technology
These Solar Cells Could be Utilized for Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles

These Solar Cells Could be Utilized for Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles

A team of researchers from Toyota Motor Corporation, Sharp Corporation, and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization suggested a special kind of solar cell that could be utilized ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
South Korean Researchers Claim a High-Efficiency Large-Area Organic Solar Module

South Korean Researchers Claim a High-Efficiency Large-Area Organic Solar Module

A research team from South Korea claimed that they had developed a large-area organic solar photovoltaic (PV) module with higher efficiency. The researchers applied a spin-coating method to develop the ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Trina Solar to Expand Capacity, KPI Global Signs PPA

Daily News Wrap-Up: Trina Solar to Expand Capacity, KPI Global Signs PPA

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements of the day from around the world: Trina Solar announced that it had signed an investment co-operation agreement with the management committee ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Fraunhofer Institute Reports New Record Efficiency of 25.9% for Tandem Solar Cells

Fraunhofer Institute Reports New Record Efficiency of 25.9% for Tandem Solar Cells

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE announced a new record efficiency of 25.9% for the III-V/Si tandem solar cell grown directly on silicon. The research and development ...
/ / Solar, Technology
News Wrap-Up_ Meyer Burger Buys SolarWorld’s Plant, BP to Build 50 GW of Renewables

News Wrap-Up: Meyer Burger Buys SolarWorld’s Plant, BP to Build 50 GW of Renewables

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements from the around the world week: Meyer Burger, a Switzerland-based engineering company, announced that it had secured new locations to set up ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Haryana Floats Tender for 3 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems With Net Metering

Haryana Floats Tender for 3 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems With Net Metering

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has issued a tender to install 3 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects with a net metering facility. Interested bidders are expected to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Developers Urge Karnataka to Fast Track Safeguard Duty Reimbursements

Solar Developers Urge Karnataka to Fast Track Safeguard Duty Reimbursements

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written a letter to BS Yeddyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, asking him to direct the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) ...
Canadian Solar Says it Has Achieved a Record Solar Cell Efficiency of 23.81%

Canadian Solar Says it Has Achieved a Record Solar Cell Efficiency of 23.81%

Canadian Solar, a global solar module supplier, and project developer, has announced that its team of researchers has set a world record of 23.81% conversion efficiency using the n-type large ...
/ / Solar, Technology
A Solar Cell That Can Work at Night

A Solar Cell That Can Work at Night

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have come up with a solar cell that can work at night. Well, it might come as a surprise to many, but thanks ...
/ / Solar, Technology
No Basic Customs Duty to be Levied on Imported Solar Cells and Modules for Now

No Basic Customs Duty on Imported Solar Cells and Modules for Now

The basic customs duty on the import of solar cells and modules into the country will remain 'zero', for now, an official of the Ministry of Finance confirmed to Mercom ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uncertainty Around Proposed Basic Customs Duty of 20% on Imported Solar Cells and Modules

Uncertainty Around Proposed Basic Customs Duty of 20% on Imported Solar Cells and Modules

In a surprising development, the government in an amendment has split the earlier tariff item 8541 40 11 (solar cells whether or not assembled in modules or panels) into two; ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MiaSolé Achieves 18.64% Aperture Area Efficiency on Flexible Solar Modules

MiaSolé Achieves 18.64% Aperture Area Efficiency on Flexible Solar Modules

MiaSolé, a provider of thin-film solar solutions, has announced that the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, one of the largest solar research institutes in Europe, has confirmed an ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Solar MSMEs are Not Benefiting from Safeguard Duty and Domestic Content Rules

Solar MSMEs are Not Benefiting from Safeguard Duty and Domestic Content Rules

Over the past year and a half, the government has launched several policy measures to support the domestic solar manufacturing industry — these range from the imposition of a safeguard ...
Harnessing Singlet Fission to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency

Harnessing Singlet Fission to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency

A research team at Columbia University has developed a methodology to harness more energy from light, thereby increasing the efficiency of solar cells, as reported in a study published in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Seraphim to Open a 500 MW Solar Cell Factory in South Africa

Seraphim to Open a 500 MW Solar Cell Factory in South Africa

Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System, a solar product manufacturer, has announced to open 500 MW solar cell factory in the Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The cell factory based in Coega Industrial ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Alta Devices Sets New Record for Single Junction Solar Cell with Efficiency of 28.9%

Alta Devices Sets New Record for Single Junction Solar Cell with Efficiency of 28.9%

Alta Devices, a manufacturer of thin and flexible mobile power technology, has set a record for a single junction solar cell with an efficiency of 28.9 percent. This claim has been ...
Interview - Now is the Time to Invest in Solar Cell Manufacturing Lines in India

Interview: Now is the Time to Invest in Solar Cell Manufacturing Lines in India

With domestic solar module manufacturing capacity announcements on the rise and an anti-dumping investigation pending, now is an opportune time to start new solar cell manufacturing lines in India, according ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar